Randhawa: Hima should target Olympic medal

Randhawa: Hima should target Olympic medal

New Delhi - Hima Das won five gold medals in races across Europe last month, but those medals came in mediocre events



By IANS

Published: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 11:13 PM

Last updated: Fri 9 Aug 2019, 1:15 AM

Former Asian Games gold medallist Gurbachan Singh Randhawa believes that athletes being recognised for their performances is good, but hyping up victories in insignificant competitions is to be avoided.
A case in point being that of sprinter Hima Das, whose five gold medals in races across Europe last month made her a sensation, but those medals came in mediocre events.
"These competitions were not of any standard at all. This sort of needless hype is not good for the players," said Randhawa. "She is a talented girl, she might even qualify for the Olympics. But qualification shouldn't be a target, medals need to be the target." 
 


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